Events

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November 8, 2019 9AM-noon Coverdell, S175
Workshop: Introduction to Evaluation
Join Dr. Karen DeMeester and other faculty from the Survey Research and Evaluation Unit at Carl Vinson Institute of Government for an introductory session on evaluating research programs. Federal agencies increasingly require grant recipients to systematically evaluate their work, especially educational components of research proposals. Learn some basic principles of evaluation and get ideas for writing an evaluation plan at this discussion co-hosted by UGA Public Service & Outreach and the Office of Research. Please RSVP to Stephanie Tucker at st@uga.edu.
https://calendar.uga.edu/event/introduction_to_evaluation#.XaXH1JXfOUk


November 19, 2019 3:30-4:30 PM
Virtual Stat Tuesdays For UGA Faculty and Trainees- held weekly on Tuesday

Dr. Kevin Dobbin, UGA co-Director for the Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Program, is offering a free internet-based statistical consulting clinic for UGA clinical and translational researchers (faculty, graduate students, post-docs) every Tuesday from 3:30pm-4:30pm. The virtual stat clinic is via Zoom video conferencing, and users must have UGA login credentials to access. https://uga.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=37182NSF’s 

November 22, 2019
Coffee with the Pros: NSF CAREER Proposals

NSF’s prestigious CAREER program is a great opportunity for faculty to get substantial research funding early in their careers. But what does it take to develop a successful CAREER proposal? In this panel discussion, you will gain insights from faculty who have received NSF CAREER awards and served on NSF CAREER review panels. Refreshments will be served. Questions are encouraged. This panel will take place in Aderhold 206 from 9–11 a.m. and will be streamed on YouTube for those unable to attend in person. Please RSVP to Stephanie Tucker at st@uga.edu.
https://calendar.uga.edu/event/coffee_with_the_pros_nsf_career_proposals_7364#.XaXHjJXfOUk

December 6, 2019
Call for Abstracts Deadline Southeaset Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference
The goal of the Southeast Regional Clinical Translational Science Conference is to bring together researchers from across the southeast region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative relationships. Clinical and/or translational researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an abstract. Please use the online Abstract Submission Form. 
After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to the conference abstract reviewers for scoring. Final decisions will be made by the conference planning committee in mid January. You will learn in mid January if your abstract has been accepted and if you were chosen for an oral or poster presentation.
QUESTIONS? Contact: Lauren James, Lauren.James@emory.edu

January 2020 ( time and location to be determined)
NIH Mock Review Panel
Are you interested in learning about the NIH grant review process and the key elements of a grant application? In January, the Office for Proposal Enhancement will host a mock NIH review panel session where UGA faculty who serve on NIH Study Sections will share insights through review of draft NIH proposals. If you are interested in participating as a proposal submitter or reviewer, contact Dr. Rebecca Terns at terns@uga.edu. To attend, RSVP to Stephanie Tucker at st@uga.edu.
February 3, 2020  3-5 PM Special Collections Library
Dr. Leann Birch Memorial Childhood Obesity Lecture and Reception
Please join us in commemorating the exceptional life of Dr. Leann Birch. To honor her, Dr. Christina Economos will be presenting a lecture on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention followed by a reception in memory of Dr. Birch.
Dr. Economos is an endowed Professor and Chair of the Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, & Behavior Change at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science at Tufts University.  As the principal investigator of large-scale research studies, Dr. Economos has generated over $50 Million in funding with a goal to inspire behavior, policy, and environmental change to decrease obesity and improve the health of America’s children and has authored more than 150 scientific publications including publications coauthored with Dr. Birch. Dr. Economos is also the co-Founder and Director of ChildObesity180, which has benefited over 12 million children in all 50 states. She has served on numerous National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committees including several with Dr. Birch and she is currently Vice Chair of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend both the lecture and reception in honor of Dr. Birch’s professional contributions and positive impact on the lives of others.
Sponsors: College of Family and Consumer Sciences & the Obesity Initiative–Office of Vice President of Research

 

February 21, 2020
Coffee with the Pros: USDA Proposals

Are you planning to submit an application to the 2020 NIFA-AFRI competition? Are you interested in USDA grant funding in general? Join our panel of experienced and successful USDA proposers for a lively discussion about how to write and submit successful USDA grant applications. Refreshments will be served. Questions are encouraged. This panel will take place in Aderhold 206 from 9 – 11 a.m. and will be streamed on YouTube for those unable to attend in person. Please RSVP to Stephanie Tucker at st@uga.edu.

February 27-29, 2020
Southeast Rgional Clinical and Translational Science Conference
The annual conference brings together researchers from across the region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative partnerships; to allow attendees to network with national leaders and NIH staff in translational science and education; and to share research with others and develop new collaborations.
2020 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE DETAILS HERE!